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Rotorua Shopping For The Visitor
Rotorua Shopping caters to a variety of interests and needs for a visitor.
would you like? Souvenirs & Gifts, Supermarkets or Markets maybe?
Or are you more interested in Outdoor Clothing & Equipment, whether
it's for Running, Biking, Fishing & Hunting etc? And what about Second Hand shopping, some people love that.
For me it's all about saving time. If I know what's available and where
it is before I arrive I can be in and out doing what I really want to
It can be fun looking for that perfect souvenir
to take home when you're visiting distant shores.
Whether it's for yourself or as a gift for someone else,
we have a good selection of souvenir shops to browse through.
From quirky kiwiana gifts, māori gifts, merino and possum clothing to NZ
skincare ranges, you'll more than likely spend a few hours in these stores..
See also the tips for buying souvenirs to remember - bet you never
thought about buying them from a grocery store. And then, if you're from overseas, there's also
the tip for dealing with our lovely GST (Goods & Services Tax). Believe me, it's an art form within itself. Rotorua Souvenir Shops »
We have 4 main Rotorua Markets with yummy locally made food, unique NZ arts and crafts, plus lots more… come for brekky… we do.
There's the Flea Market, Hot Lakes Craft Market, the Night Market and
the Craft Market. All the markets have their own flavour so if you get
the opportunity visit the lot.
Rotorua Markets »
The Major Supermarkets
In Rotorua we have three major supermarket chains. They are Pak n Save
and Countdown (2 stores) in the inner city and New World further out in
Whether you are looking for value for money, presentation, quality,
service or handiness to your accommodation, there should be something to
Rotorua Supermarkets »
Large national chain stores plus smaller, owner-operated retail
businesses and a food court all hang out at the Rotorua Mall. Listed by
name and what services are provided should help you decide if you need
Rotorua Mall »
Rotorua Outdoor Gear Stores
What would Rotorua shopping be like without outdoor gear. We have a
great range of outdoor gear stores that cater to the outdoors culture.
What are you into?
Is it camping? Maybe hiking or biking, running or golfing. We get lots
of mad keen hunters and fishmen, I know that much. Or maybe you're into
something else entirely.
This page features Rotorua's specialist bike shops along with hunting
& fishing. I'm sure you will find something of interest if you are
into the outdoors in any way. Make sure to check out the page for
Rotorua, NZ Outdoor Stores as well.
Rotorua Outdoor Gear Stores »
Rotorua NZ Outdoor Stores
As if the above isn't enough I've added another section to the outdoors.
Here you will find the hours, locations and websites for Outdoorsman
Headquarters, Kathmandu and Mountain Designs. Two further stores that
are more general in an outdoors, sporty way are Rebel Sport and Stirling
Quite a few of the stores in this and the preceding section crossover
with the gear they stock so make sure to check them all out.
Rotorua NZ Outdoor Stores »
Rotorua Second Hand Shops
A lot of people love the thrill of the hunt when it comes to second hand
shopping. Use this handy guide for navigating around Rotorua's second
From clothing, jewellery, bric-a-brac and retro to books, furniture,
fishing gear, demolition, whiteware etc. etc., it's all here.
Rotorua Second Hand Shops »
New Zealand & Rotorua Photo Art Prints
Choose from a quality range of prints that will instantly take you on a trip down memory lane.
Not only is there a huge selection of products but Art.Com also gives
you the ability to pick and choose whether you want a piece framed, put
on canvas or other assorted options. Then the staff will package it all
up for you and deliver it right to your front door.
New Zealand & Rotorua Prints »
Visiting attractions can be a very costly exercise. So, how about saving
$$$ by finding Rotorua deals the way we do. We use some of the big
discount providers who offer daily or weekly deals, often in excess of
50%. Find deals on attractions, accommodation, food, outdoor gear and
equipment. Clothing is in the mix as well.
Rotorua Deals »
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